The brand new Xbox One X console raked in an highly-impressive 80,000 UK sales, according to a report on Monday.
Citing data shared by retailers, GamesIndustry.biz says the new 4K machine matched the performance of the incredibly popular Nintendo Switch during its first week on sale.
However, perhaps more significantly for Microsoft is the trouncing of the cheaper PS4 Pro released around this time last year.
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According to the report, the advanced PlayStation 4 Pro sold 50,000 units in the first week on sale and took an entire month to reach 80,000.
Although Microsoft hasn’t released sales figures for the console, Aaron Greenberg (Head of Xbox Games Marketing Head) took to Twitter to confirm the reported results.
According to Monday’s report the majority of the sales were for the Project Scorpio version of the console.
Worth the upgrade?
While stock issues must also be considered — the Switch was in particularly short supply early on — this is a great return for Microsoft and a great sign moving forward into the festive season.
The PC-like Xbox One X is also considered to be more of an upgrade over its predecessor than the PS4 Pro. Microsoft’s console has more power and enables native 4K gaming at up to 60 frames per second, while fewer PS4 Pro games meet that spec.
The question is, is the Xbox One really worth the £450 asking price considering the abundance of sub-£200 deals for the Xbox One S right now?
In his review-in-progress, TrustedReviews‘ Michael Passingham says: “For me, the One X is a more compelling purchase than the One S – it’s the very latest in console hardware and the guarantee of smooth performance and some stonking visuals is mightily tempting.”
Is it worth the upgrade for current S owners? Passingham adds: “You’re not going to miss out on any games if you don’t have the money to upgrade, and that’s something we can surely all get on board with.”
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